Tuesday, April 24, 2007

mod cons

It's time to come clean
It's time to confess
There's something about me
I bet you can't guess

It's not that I'm lazy

Or behind in the rent
It's not that I'm anal
(Or what some would call 'bent')

Who cares if I'm messy
Or I blaspheme and curse
According to some folk
This is really much worse

Friends offer to help me
And although very kind
They just waste their breath
Coz I won't change my mind

I'm used to the strange looks
When people discover

I'm not like the rest

I'm one of those "others"


I have an aversion
To a thing all the rage

Which makes me quite odd

In this day and age


So call me a Luddite

But the truth must be known

I don't have, need or want
A mobile bloody phone

8 Comments:

Blogger Miss Litzi said...

Hi Nash,
Crikey, you’re another William Shakespeare or John Keats! What a marvelous poem you’ve written…and full of suspense, to boot! The picture you posted is absolutely grotesque! BMGO looking at it. The way some people seem to be glued to their cell phones, they might as well have them attached to their ear lobe like this chap. I had to look up “Luddite”; it’s very similar to the Amish, who eschew any sort of modern technology, such as automobiles and electricity.

This is a wonderful post! Gooday, mate!

April 24, 2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger nash said...

G'day Miss Litzi,
At least I have the net...

Um "Barfing My Guts Out"???

April 24, 2007 3:28 PM  
Blogger Campbell said...

What a wordsmith! Well done Nash.
Do you reckon that photo's real or photoshopped. You can never tell these days!

April 24, 2007 4:57 PM  
Blogger Denys said...

You are full of surprises but this one doesn't surprise me.

I have one but rarely use it. It's not fancy either. I want a phone to be exactly that. I don't need to play games, music, or take photos with it.

It is a great post. You clever little thing.

April 24, 2007 11:33 PM  
Blogger Miss Litzi said...

Hi Nash,
Yep, you got it!

I was wondering the same thing as Campbell; was this picture "photoshopped" or is it for real? I hope not...

April 25, 2007 3:13 AM  
Blogger nash said...

I had an urge to post, but nothing much to say, so decided to try summit a bit different. I've had the photo on file for a lil while. It never even occurred to me that it might be photoshopped 'til Campbell suggested it. Looking at it now, I think it has indeed been "doctored". Perhaps I should've titled it What's that ringing in my ear?

Thanks for your comments. I won't give up my day job n start working for Hallmark just yet!

April 25, 2007 7:49 AM  
Blogger The Other Andrew said...

I don't have one either. It pisses my friends off a surprisingly large amount, but when I lost my old phone I didn't bother to replace it. I may sometime in the future, but it's been about 6 months or more now and I'm not really missing it...

Re the earlobe thing. I see a lot of young people around my neighbourhood of Newtown with those enourmous hole stretcher things in theiir ears. It always makes me wonder what they're going to do when the trend dies, or like when they're 50. Maybe there'll be a big market for reconstructive surgery?

April 26, 2007 9:06 AM  
Blogger Campbell said...

A question...I know there are so many erudite people out there in the blogosphere that someone will know the answer....do these enormous holes in earlobes close up like normal piercings if they're not used? And how do you get them in the first place. I find myself eerily fascinated by them!

April 26, 2007 11:31 AM  

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